An extra day of PLO action is required to find a winner in Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty at the 2019 World Series of Poker as seven players remain to battle for the bracelet.
The tournament attracted a total of 1,130 entries which generated a prize pool of $960,500 and the first-place prize of $177,823. All seven players still in the tournament are guaranteed to take home at least $22,391, but they'll all be desperate to add a WSOP bracelet in this event to their collection.
Final Table Payouts
|8||Heng Zhang||United States||$16,944|
|9||Joseph Liberta||United States||$12,996|
Maximilian Klostermeier leads the remaining seven players as he ended Day 3 of the tournament impressive 10,240,000 which is over double the current average chip stack of 4,035,714. This marks Klostermeier's biggest recorded live tournament cash as only has $3,084 in lifetime tournament earnings and he has already managed to beat that number just in bounties.
Bryce Yockey is the only bracelet winner left in the tournament and is no rookie when it comes to PLO. Yockey has a total of 43 WSOP cashes for a whopping $2,158,422 and 20 of them come from PLO games for $1,124,398. 2017 was Yockey's best PLO performance when he won Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet and he could very well add a second piece of WSOP jewelry to that today by beating the other 6 players. Yockey bagged a stack of 4,315,000 and sits third on the leaderboard.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||1||2||Scott Sharpe||United States||1,010,000||6|
|Amazon||1||3||Jason Stockfish||United States||3,150,000||20|
|Amazon||1||4||Tim Seidensticker||United States||1,810,000||11|
|Amazon||1||5||Bryce Yockey||United States||4,315,000||27|
|Amazon||1||6||Ryan Lenaghan||United States||2,460,000||15|
PLO bounty action kicks-off at 1 p.m. local time today where play will continue from level 31 with blinds standing at 80,000 and 160,000. The average chip stack is just under 13 big blinds and levels will last 60-minutes. Players will have a small break after every two levels and there might be a dinner break but that depends on how many players will be left.
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